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IFFM 2017: From Aishwarya Rai hoisting Tricolour to Dangal and MS Dhoni awards, what all happened at Melbourne film fest

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Sat August 12 2017, 8:33 pm
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    Being hosted at the Melbourne Recital Centre this year, The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is Australia’s annual celebration of films from the Indian subcontinent. (Source: Twitter/IFFMelb)

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    The 13-day tableau of fancy commenced on 10th Auguts, 2017 and organized a conference with Rajeev Masand and Konkana Sen Sharma, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Alankrita. (Source: Twitter/IFFMelb)

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    The festival also held a Bollywood Dance Competition at Federal Square with a star-studded judge panel of Karan Johar and Malaika Arora Khan. (Source: Twitter/IFFMelb)

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    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan became the first Indian Women to hoist the Indian flag at the festival. The 43-old actor, along with her daughter Aaradhya, hoisted the flag at the Federation Square building on August 12 and marked the 70th celebration of Indian Independence Day. (Source: Twitter/IFFMelb)

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    The festival awarded the Best Indie Film title to Lipstick Under My Burkha. Best Actress to Konkana Sen Sharma for the same, Best Film was awarded to Pink, People’s Choice Award to Dangal & Bahubali 2 and Best Director award to Nitesh Tiwari for Dangal. (Source: Bollywood Hungama)

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    On receiving an award for Best Actor for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Sushant Singh Rajput said, "Thank you so, so much. I’m so honoured. Last time I was in Melbourne it was in 2006 was the Commonwealth Games where I was a backup dancer for the so, so beautiful Bollywood stars and this time I’m here to receive the Best Actor Award." (Source: Bollywood Hungama)

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    In addition to the film awards, Karan Johar was honoured with 'Leadership in 'Excellence in Global Cinema' award. (Source: Twitter/IFFMelb)

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    Satish Kaushik, Malaika Arora Khan and Raj Kumar were also spotted at the award function. Raj Kumar was honoured with Best Actor (Special Mention) award for Trapped. The fest will culminate on August 22 with the screening of Raveena Tandon's film Shab and Tramjatra. (Source: TWitter/IFFMelb)

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